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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium (PP) is an allocation of additional Government funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who may be vulnerable to underachievement.  These include pupils who currently receive or have been entitled to free school meals in the last 6 years (FSM/FSM6); those looked after by the Local Authority (LAC) and children of Armed Services personnel; in 2015/16, a new Early Years Pupil Premium Grant was introduced.


Pupils in Reception to Year 6 recorded as Ever 6 FSM


Looked After Children (LAC)


Children adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 and children who have left care under a special Guardianship or Residence Order


Pupils in Reception to Year 6 recorded as Ever 4 Service Child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence.




Schools are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils for whom they have responsibility and are held accountable for the decisions they make as to how the Pupil Premium allocation is spent and the impact it has had for pupils. 


Key Principles for Backworth Park:

  • We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meets the needs of all of our pupils and that appropriate provision is made for pupils who may belong to vulnerable groups. This includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
  • In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive Free School Meals will be socially disadvantaged.
  • We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for Free School Meals.  We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil, or groups of pupils, who the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.
  • Pupil Premium funding is allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority groups or individuals.  Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving Free School Meals will be in receipt of interventions at one time.



At Backworth Park Primary, Pupil Premium funding is used in a variety of ways to help to target appropriate support at identified individuals and groups of pupils to overcome any barriers to learning, including improving attendance, and to look to narrow the gap to improve attainment.  It is also used to provide enrichment activities to enhance curriculum provision for all,  including those pupils eligible for Pupil Premium funding. 




Year Amount
2014/2015 £74,388
2016/2016 £74,085
2016/2017 £72,776
2017/2018 £69,812
2018/2019 £48,860
2019/2020 £48,860


Please see the Pupil Premium Strategy Statement below: 

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